Ride share app Uber plans to scale up operations in India by launching a new centre in Bengaluru which will also support business in South Asia since the company plans to develop India into a regional hub for the region.
The new centre, Uber’s third in India, could be used for providing both rider and driver support, apart from developing custom solutions for the country and the adjoining markets.
A spokesperson for the company told Economic Times that India is a global priority market for Uber and it remains committed to do what it takes to grow the business here.
"While we can't comment on specific expansion plans, we can confirm that we will continue to invest here as we see tremendous potential for the future of ride-sharing," added the spokesperson.
Uber's president for India and South Asia Amit Jain also told ET that the company is looking at expanding products in their India market.
"We are also building a product and engineering team in Bengaluru, which will, over the next six months or so, swell to 100 people. We have opened up a big support facility in Hyderabad, with around 350-400 people. The team in the country has grown significantly from 100 people 12-months-ago to 800 people now," he said.